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Fix for SMS Trace missing columns

I had a problem with SMS Trace recently when review SCCM log files; it suddenly only displayed the “Log Text” column.  When reviewing the logs, it’s equally as useful to see the Date/Time column so that you can just glance at entries to see when they occurred without having to select every single line item.  Anyhow, trying to add the columns back through File > Preferences just didn’t get the job done.  In the end, the fix was to simply delete regkey HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Trace32.  After launching SMS Trace, the registry key was recreated and the columns returned…

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Hello and thanks for reading my blog (http://t3chn1ck.wordpress.com)! My hope is that information I post is useful to others! If you found that a solution did help you, or if you have questions, feel free to drop a comment on the post. I primarily blog on my IT experiences with ConfigMgr and desktop engineering. I am a 10 year, seasoned professional with ConfigMgr and systems management. I co-facilitate and present for the local user group in Denver, am an active blogger on topics for ConfigMgr and systems management techniques, involved in forums for Microsoft and MyITForum, and have been a speaker for events such as BDNA's SCCM Guru Webcast Series (March 2012), the Microsoft Management Summit (April 2013), and BDNA's Microsoft Master Webcast Series (Jan. 2014).